‘Self’ Mastery: Let Habits Be Blessings … We must become aware of our habits, especially our mental habits and patterns of thinking. Whether we realize it or not, we are the sum total of these habits. The first thing to do when in pursuit of awareness is to question everything.
Begin to question yourself. Ask yourself questions like, “Is this my idea? Is this how I truly feel or this how I have been trained to feel?” Work on only thinking of and entertaining thoughts that you choose. Realize that you can change the conversation that goes on in your head. Meet the resistance head on, break the habitual patterns of negative self-talk and begin to implement positive self-talk. It all starts with choice.
Begin to choose your external habits as well. Are you exercising? Are you eating a healthy diet? Are you reading consistently? Look at your life and the things you do and ask yourself “of the things I do, which things am I choosing to do and which things have I been programmed to do?” Begin to commit to the things you do fully and you will quickly realize that things are not worth doing if your heart is not in it 100%.
Begin to Control Your Mind With Habits and Repetition Rather Than Letting Habits and Repetition Control Your Mind.
Question yourself, observe yourself, write about yourself, study yourself, learn your habits, but most importantly DECIDE what your habits will be. Use habit to create and mold your character and in turn, your life.
“The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.” – Fritz Perls
Let Habits Be Blessings
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